Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool.
migration from baan to oracle
not identical, code base, migration to iBaan might be the most viable option for these customers. Namely, a former product of (also former) ASK 's, called MANMAN/X , was the derivative of Triton 2.2d, (when ASK acquired the rights to code and distribution in the early 1990s), then called Triton 3 for a short while, and subsequently renamed MK Manufacturing under Computer Associates/interBiz. Thus, SSA GT might even be better off by handing over its MANMAN/X install base support to Baan, which would help